My research focuses on urbanization, political parties, and voting in new democracies in Africa. I am a graduate of Harvard College and have conducted field research in Ghana and Zambia.
Crossing the Line: Local Ethnic Geography and Voting in Ghana (with Nahomi Ichino; 2013, American Political Science Review, 107(2): 344--361.)
Do Primaries Improve Electoral Performance? Clientelism and Intra-Party Conflict in Ghana (with Nahomi Ichino; 2013, American Journal of Political Science, 57(3): 428--41.)
Primaries on Demand? Intra-Party Politics and Nominations in Ghana (with Nahomi Ichino; 2012, British Journal of Political Science, 42(4): 769--91.)
What Do I Need to Vote? Bias in Information Provision by Local Election Officials (with Julie Faller and Ariel White; 2013, working paper)